Blame game over collapsed ANC KZN elective conference

It's claimed that former President Jacob Zuma is behind the failed African National Congress (ANC) consultative conference in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma reportedly wants the KZN leadership, that was elected at the nullified 2015 conference, to be re-elected.

Zuma was apparently told of this new 'unity' slate that was fostered by President Ramaphosa and, according to the people I spoke to, this was rejected by Zuma. He wanted the previous PEC that was nullified by the courts to remain in place.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

READ: 'There seems to be unity ahead of the KZN ANC elective conference'

The leaders who were heckled are seen to be allied to Cyril Ramaphosa and Senzo Mchunu and by virtue of that, those particular leaders - especially Bheki Cele, Jackson Mthembu and Gwede Mantashe - are believed by the Zuma camp to be responsible for that urgent court interdict that took place on Friday.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

Ngcobo says following behind-the scenes talks there was a level of consensus that the PEC should go ahead.

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Once news got out that former President Zuma actually said that Sihle Zikalala structures must be briefed that they must vote for the previous PEC to remain unchanged - by virtue of that making it a winner takes all approach - then there were groupings, then those 44 branches from the divided regions then took the matter to court because they felt they were being undermined.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

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